Our focus is on health professions education methods. REBEL is dedicated to innovating traditional educational techniques toward highest possible learning outcomes through the study of effectiveness of experiential teaching methods, specifically, but not limited to healthcare simulation, distance simulation, debriefing, and integrated feedback.

Current Research

Neuroscience of learning using mixed teaching methodologies.

Standardized patients or actors, manikins, time and process flows, prebriefing, debriefing, and feedback.

Distance platforms, distance + in-person, VR/AR/XR, distance debriefing.

Who, what, when, where, how.

Bajwa, M.*, Palaganas, J., Ahmed, R., Seibold-Simpson, S. (2023). Prioritizing Healthcare Distance Simulation Educators’ Technological Competencies: Descriptive Analysis of Qualitative Interviews. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. doi 10.54531/EBTN3915
Morton, A., Mosher, C., & Palaganas, J. C. (2023). A Comparative Study of Debriefer Versus Debriefee Distance Simulation Engagement. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 74, 76-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.08.008
Kirkpatrick AJ, Morton A, Palaganas JC, Ahmed R, Fayyaz J, Walsh B, Bailey S, Calhoun A, Duff J, Elkin R, Eller S, Greer S, Hughes A, Hughes P, Kardong-Edgren S, Kou M, Lababidi H, Lopez C, Ramachandra G, Ray J, Riggall V, Sanko J, Thomas A, Adler M, & Gross IT. (2023). 2022 Healthcare Distance Simulation Summit Proceedings - Advancing the Science of Distance Simulation. The Healthcare Distance Simulation Collaboration. https://www.healthcaredistancesim.com/projects

Ahmed, R.*, Bajwa, M.*, Lababidi, H., Morris, M., Morton, A., Mosher, C., Wawersik, D., Herx-Weaver, A., Gross, I., & Palaganas, J. (2022). Development of distance simulation educator guidelines in healthcare: A delphi method application. Simulation in Healthcare.

Kaba, A., Weaver, A., & Palaganas, J.C. A framework for simulation-enhanced interprofessional education. In Maxworthy, J., Epps, C., Mancini, M. B. & Palaganas, J.C. (2022). Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs (2nd Edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Palaganas J, Bajwa M, Lababidi H, Morton A, Morris M, Mosher C, Wawersik D, Weaver A, Gross I, Sindelar A, & Ahmed R. (2022). The Creation of Healthcare Distance Simulation Faculty Development Guidelines (Phase I). The Institute for Interprofessional Innovations and the Healthcare Distance Simulation Collaboration.
Kirkpatrick AJ, Palaganas J, Ahmed R, Bajwa M, Kutzin J, Kou M, Walsh B, Clapper T, Calhoun A, Eller S, Duff J, Adler M, Lopez C, Riggall V, Bajaj K, Elkin R, Kardong-Edgren S, Sanko J, Sanseau L, Good G, Thomas A, Ramachandra G, & Gross IT. (2022). 2021 Healthcare Distance Simulation Summit Proceedings - Looking into the Distance: Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future. The Healthcare Distance Simulation Collaboration. https://www.healthcaredistancesim.com/projects

Gross, I., Clapper, T., Ramachandra, G., Thomas, A., Ades, A., Walsh, B., Kreuzer, F., Elkin, R., Wagner, M., Whitfill, T., Chang, T., Duff, J., Deutsch, E., Loellgen, R., Palaganas, J.C., Fayyaz, J., Kessler, D., & Calhoun, A. (2022). Setting an Agenda: Results of a Consensus Process on Research Directions in Distance Simulation. Simulation in Healthcare.

Dowell, S., Charnetski, M. & Palaganas, J.C. (2022) Cultural Considerations in IPE: A Systematic Review. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education.
Mosher, C., Morton, A. & Palaganas, J.C. (2022). Perspectives of Engagement in Distance Debriefing. Advances in Simulation.
Mosher, C., Morton, A., Tarbet, A., & Palaganas, J.C. (2021). Factors of Engagement in Synchronous Online Learning Conversations and Distance Debriefing: A Realist Synthesis Review. Simulation in Healthcare.

Palaganas, J.C., Charnetski, M., Dowell, S., Chan, A. & Leighton, K. (2021). Cultural Considerations in Debriefing: A Systematic Review of the Literature. British Medical Journal STEL.

Thoma, B., Brazil, V., Spurr, J., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W., Grant, V., & Cheng, A. (2018). Establishing a virtual community of practice in simulation: The value of social media. Simulation in Healthcare, 13(2):124-130.

Palaganas, J. C., Brunette, V., & B. Winslow. (2016). Prelicensure simulation-enhanced interprofessional education: A critical review of the literature. Simulation in Healthcare, 11(6): 404-418.

Simulation-based Education Awards

Articles of Influence

2023 | International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. Mosher, C., Morton, A. & Palaganas, J.C. (2022). Perspectives of Engagement in Distance Debriefing. Advances in Simulation.

Presidential Citation

2022 | Society for Simulation in Healthcare. For writing and publishing the society's first textbook on healthcare simulation and programs.

Excellence in Advancing Interprofessional Education and Practice

2021 | MGH Institute of Health Professions. For the creation and implementation of a highly successful PhD Program that creates career pathways for Interprofessional Health Professions Educators in Interprofessional Simulation Education.

Book of the Year Award

2021 | American Journal of Nursing. Most valuable texts of 2020, as chosen by AJN’s panel of judges.

Lab Team

Roger A. Edwards, ScD

Chair, Professor Health Professions Education

Anshul Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor Health Professions Education Genetic Counseling

Anne W. Thompson, PT, EdD

Adjunct Associate Professor Term Lecturer Health Professions Education

Keri Barksdale Mans, PhD

Term Lecturer Health Professions Education Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Georgia Southern University